Information Update - Fall 2003
The Center for Teaching and Learning is Launched
- The University of Scranton began a new initiative this past year to enhance the teaching and learning of both students and faculty. The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE), which will offer support services to both faculty and students, is located on the fifth floor of the Harper-McGinnis wing of St. Thomas Hall.
- The support given to traditional and non-traditional students will include tutoring, assistance with writing, reading, research, and study skills, technology training, and time management training. The CTLE will also provide services and procedures for students with disabilities.
- For faculty, the center will work to provide opportunities for faculty enrichment, for instructional consultation, and for support to faculty as they employ technology in their classrooms. The center will encourage interdisciplinary networking among faculty members and will sponsor faculty-mentoring programs. Efforts will also encourage closer collaboration between part-time and full-time faculty members. In addition, the program will foster the use of new teaching skills and techniques and recognize teaching excellence and innovation.
- The mission of The University of Scranton Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence is to encourage and actively support a strong culture of collaborative scholarship, teaching, and learning for the diverse university community.
- New staff include Debra Busacco, Ph.D., Director; Mary Burkhart, Writing Center Coordinator/Writing Specialist; James Muniz, Academic Development Program Director/ Reading Specialist; Mary Ann McAndrew, Learning Specialist; Aileen McHale, Instructional Technology and Enrichment Specialist; and Mary Ellen Pichiarello, Office Manager. Anthony Ferzola, Ph.D., and William Rakauskas, Ph.D., will serve as the CTLE Faculty Liaisons. An Instructional Designer will be recruited this Fall.